Chris Botti instrument(s)

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  1. trumpettrax

    trumpettrax Piano User

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    Does anyone know if Chris Botti plays anything other than the trumpet i.e. flugel, piccolo etc in any of his performances?
     
  2. forrest

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    We just saw him last Saturday evening with the St Louis Symphony.

    He played trumpet only, mic'ed the entire time. His group consisted of a drummer, piano, bass (string and electric), violin (also mic'ed) and himself; backed up by a portion of the SLSO.
     
  3. trumpettrax

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    i've never seen him play anything else, so I was just wondering. what a cool career and only have to purchase one instrument! :)
     
  4. Pete

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    I talked to Chris at the Blue Note when he sat in with Maynard's band. We talked for about half an hour about various things. As I remember, he said he liked the way the Martin sounded, and he can get a darker sound without playing flugelhorn. As you have heard, his sound is where he wants it. I'm a fan. If I could only get my hair to look like his!

    Pete
     
  5. craigph

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    In that book of Chris Botti transcriptions that is out, the transcriber (wrongly) specifies that Botti is playing Flugelhorn on at least one tune. It is published by Mel Bay or Hal Leonard so I'm not surprised that they don't take accuracy very seriously.
     
  6. tobylou8

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    Never seen anything but that LB Committee.
     
  7. trumpettrax

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    I've tried getting my hair like that too, but my hair profession just laughs and says there isn't enough there!

    That is cool that you got to sit and hang with Chris for a half hour! That is awesome. What kinda stuff did you talk about?
     
  8. trumpettrax

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    I've never understood how you can get a darker sound (i'm getting ready to embarrass myself here) out of the trumpet. I kinda thought it is what it is? My thoughts were also that you could change things a little with different mouthpieces etc.
     
  9. Kujo20

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    I've never seen or heard him play anything but trumpet. Which is sort of a bummer. Just think of the sound that he could coax out of a flugelhorn!

    Chris sometimes gets a bad rap for using a mic in concerts. I think a lot of people believe his tone is helped with "studio magic". I disagree though. He did an encore at one of the concerts I saw him in without a mic, and his sound was just as good! He's a great player and a really nice guy!

    Kujo
     
  10. forrest

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    No complaint about the mic - just an observation. Powell Symphony Hall is rather large, so it'd be tough to fill it up with sound .
     

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